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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

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Coping with the unexpected accidental death of a loved one can be one of the toughest things a family can go through. Unexpected deaths are different than deaths following a long illness. You and your family might be struggling with the shock, psychological trauma, and grief that accompanies an unexpected death. When a person dies after a long illness, usually families have time to make final arrangements and can plan financially for changes. With an unexpected accidental death, you and your family might be facing unexpected funeral costs, bills from medical expenses, and the unexpected loss of your family’s primary breadwinner or caretaker. All of these changes can be incredibly challenging and stressful. Add to this the grief and psychological trauma, and this can be understandably one of the toughest times in your life. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal accident, either due to a truck accident, car crash, , or due to another injury, you and your family might be entitled to seek damages for your losses. Ogborn Mihm Quaintance, L.L.C. is a wrongful death law firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota that works closely with families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or neglect of another person or party. Our attorneys can review your case, offer you an honest assessment of your claim, and assist you with taking the next steps. Contact us today to learn more. You may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim under the law.

Who Can Make a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim can be brought forth by a victim’s wife or husband and children, or if neither exists, then by the parents and next of kin.  . If you Have questions about whether you might be entitled to make a wrongful death claim? Contact Ogborn Mihm Quaintance, L.L.C., a wrongful death attorney in Sioux Falls, South Dakota today.

What Damages Can You Seek in a Wrongful Death Claim? 

Every wrongful death claim is unique, but if you lost a loved one in a truck crash, car crash, or other serious accident, you may be entitled to seek a range of damages. Ogborn Mihm Quaintance, L.L.C. is a firm with experience in wrongful death cases in Sioux Falls, South Dakota who can review your case and offer you an honest estimate of the value of your claim. What might be included in a wrongful death settlement?

  • - Medical Expenses. If your loved one received emergency medical care and your family is now getting these bills, you may be able to seek damages from negligent parties to cover these expenses.
  • - Lost Wages. If your loved one was your family’s primary breadwinner or if you relied on your loved one’s paycheck to pay the bills, your family might be able to seek damages for lost income resulting from your loved one’s passing away. This can be a complex area of wrongful death claims because your attorney may need to estimate your loved one’s lifetime earning capacity, and this can change, grow, and evolve over time.
  • - Pain and Suffering. If your loved one suffered before passing away, your family may be able to collect damages. Additionally, children, spouses, and parents may be able to seek damages for their own psychological suffering resulting from the loss of a loved one.
  • - Loss of companionship, guidance, advice and assistance. Although it is difficult to put a value on  the emotional support that a spouse can provide it is  a damage that can be considered in wrongful death cases. There is no monetary amount that can replace the guidance of a parent. However, damages may include a recovery for the decedent’s society and companionship, which includes things like protection, guidance, advice and assistance. 
  • - Funeral and Burial Expenses. Unexpected burial expenses can impact any family’s budget. These expenses can be included in a wrongful death claim.
  • - And potentially more.

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These are just some of the expenses for which you might be able to seek damages following a wrongful death claim. Ogborn Mihm Quaintance, L.L.C., is a wrongful death law firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota who may be able to assist you with your claim. You may only have a limited amount of time to seek damages for your losses. Wrongful death claims can be incredibly complex. The compassionate and caring wrongful death attorneys at Ogborn Mihm Quaintance, L.L.C., are here for you.

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